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28 November 2014 Last updated at 03:52 ET

Hollande to visit Ebola-hit GuineaHealth workers take a patient to an Ebola treatment centre, Macenta, Guinea

French President Francois Hollande is to arrive in Guinea, the first Western leader to visit a nation hit hard by the deadly Ebola virus.


Bladder cancer'Exciting' bladder cancer drug trial

A trial to help the immune system fight bladder cancer is showing "exciting" results with tumours completely disappearing in some patients.

VaccinationItaly suspends flu drug over deaths

Italy suspends the use of two batches of an anti-flu vaccine made by Swiss firm Novartis amid reports three deaths may be linked to the drug.

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Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare to carry an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in Monrovia August 17, 2014.Ebola crisis

Latest news, features and maps as West Africa battles world's worst outbreak of killer disease

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Fergus Walsh Article written by Fergus Walsh Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent

Ebola vaccine 'promising' say scientists after human trial

The first human trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola suggests that it is safe and may help the immune system to combat the virus.

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    Why does Ebola cause more concern than other diseases?


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